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Dwyane Wade: "We're 18-12. We're a good team in the Eastern Conference."

Chris Bosh had some interesting comments after tonight's troubling 111-106 loss to the lowly Nets -- about how the Heat loses concentration too often, getting distracted by officials' calls, or opponents' long shots. He called that a "top to bottom" problem, including the coaches as well as the players. 

When I relayed Bosh's concentration comment to Dwyane Wade, he paused for a few seconds.

"Chris said it, then it is," Wade said. 

But for the most part, Wade took on a positive, calm tone during his post-game press availability.

"Thirty games together," Wade said of the 18-12 Heat. "We haven't figured it out yet.... We haven't played together too long enough to figure it out. Either this is going to be our season like this, either we're going to figure it out or we're not. We're a good team. If we're satisfied with being a good team, then we'll keep playing like this throughout the year. If we want to be a great team, we'll put it together. There's only one way to find out. About 52 games away from that." 

Wade spoke of how hard it is to win in the league. 

"It's a young team in our 30th game," Wade said. "We're still learning together. Like I said, hopefully we figure it out before it's too late. But I'm very confident this team could bounce back... That's comforting you got a team that's never satisfied." 

 

When asked whether 18-12 was good enough through a softer stretch of the schedule, he said "it has to be, because that's what we are." 

"I said it since training camp, we don't know what this team is going to be yet," Wade said. "No one knows. I have no idea. 18-12, that's what we are. I know we have a good team. I know that. 18-12, that is pretty good in the Eastern Conference. So that's all I know. Sometimes your record tells you the truth.... You are what your record says you are. We're 18-12. We're a good team in the Eastern Conference." 

Wade hasn't missed a game due to injury this season, but bruised his hip during a fourth quarter fall. He didn't express great concern about the injury, but more will be known Tuesday night prior to the game in Memphis. 

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